Debating Single-Sex Education: Separate and Equal?

Debating Single-Sex Education: Separate and Equal?

by Frances R. Spielhagen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 157886738X

ISBN-13: 9781578867387

Pub. Date: 12/28/2007

Publisher: R&L Education

Educators agree that boys and girls learn differently, but do they learn better in single-sex classes? Single-sex education has become a 'hot topic' among educators striving to address achievement declines, especially in the middle school years. Since the United States Department of Education confirmed the legality of single-sex classes in public schools in 2006,

Overview

Educators agree that boys and girls learn differently, but do they learn better in single-sex classes? Single-sex education has become a 'hot topic' among educators striving to address achievement declines, especially in the middle school years. Since the United States Department of Education confirmed the legality of single-sex classes in public schools in 2006, the number of single-sex classes and schools has increased dramatically and the options continue to grow in popularity. Debating Single-Sex Education offers a timely and detailed summary of the issues surrounding single-sex education. Eight veteran educators provide research-based findings on single-sex classes in the United States and Africa. This book presents a brief historical summary of single-sex classes in the United States. Other features include recent qualitative case studies, interviews with students, and statistical evidence of the effects of single-sex classes on student achievement. The final chapter synthesizes the common findings among these studies and the implications for practice in schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578867387
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.09(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Single-Sex Classes: Everything That's Old is New Again Chapter 2 Jumping Into the Fray: How to Implement Single-Sex Classes Chapter 3 Bumps Along the Way: Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned Chapter 4 Having it Our Way: Students Speak Out on Single-Sex Classes Chapter 5 Going the Distance: Strategies for Teacher Preparation Chapter 6 Does It Add Up? Single-Sex Classes and Student Achievement Chapter 7 Good New and Bad News: Student Behavior in Single-Sex Classes Chapter 8 For Better or Worse: Classroom Dynamics in Single-Sex Science Classes Chapter 9 We've Always Done it This Way: Single-Sex Classes in Kenya Chapter 10 Now what? Practical implications

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